I have been meaning to blog about this fabulous giveaway I won recently, and had the photos set up in the post, but forgot to come along and add text!
A month or so ago, Artisan Whimsy, a fun, informative forum had it's grand opening and there was all kinds of stuff happening. I was totally surprised when I got a note saying that I had won a huge giveaway...$150 in merchandise credit from the totally sweet and gracious Melinda Orr! Man, did I have a hard time choosing, I was like a kid in a candy store...or a jewelry designer in a tool store!
When I opened my box, I decided to document....
|Ooh, what can it be!!!|
|The main things I was going for...tools! New wrap and tap pliers, hole punch in a size I didn't have....love that small size ball pein, a riveting hammer and a cool texturing one!|
|Other stuff I wanted to try included the Vintaj patinas!|
I told Melinda to surprise me with a bunch of copper blanks and what ever she wanted with the rest, and boy did she! Lots of very cool items, including the fun, colorful cording and a braided leather piece. Thanks, Melinda! I've played with all the tools, but haven't had a chance to do much else! I am looking forward to creating with everything you sent!
If you haven't checked out Artisan Whimsy, you definitely should...loads of information, tutorials, eye candy, beady chat, and more! Happy Monday!!